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Money Secrets of the Amish

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity ...

Money Secrets of the Amish

by Lorilee Craker

 

– Motto for possessions: Use it up. Wear it out. Make do. Live without.

– Indulgence now is the sign of our society… it’s a sign of immaturity.

– Instead of buying what you want, save until you have money for better things in the future.

– Pay your debts before their due dates, never be late on a payment.

– Buy useful things for Christmas gifts or you’ll just make your children materialistic by giving so many gifts.

– Pay yourself by setting aside 10–20% monthly for future needs.

– It’s not what you look at that matters but what you see.

– No one has such a good memory as creditors. They go to bed and wake up in a happy mood knowing that you owe them money.

– The Amish believe that debt is a plague to be avoided at all cost.

– There is nothing like others getting rich off of your lack of self-control.

– Learn to shop second hand.

– Buy only what you need.

– You don’t have to buy something new to buy something good.

– Buy in bulk. Not everything in bulk will be the best value, but the majority of things in bulk are better value.

– Don’t forget to check out discount stores where things are recently or almost expired.

– Sell or trade things that you no longer are using or need.

– We are deceived when we believe that money can buy happiness or great memories. Those can be made from such simple ways as playing games and eating popcorn.

– Devoting family time is much greater than material possessions.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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